Personal Trainer Matt Hermes recommends you think about:
There are a lot of great workout options at Razor Sharp: whether one of our great group exercise classes, a lifting session, or some cardiovascular exercise, there are always ways to push yourself at the gym. However, I want to reinforce the importance of adding resistance training into your exercise program.
Strength training is typically a little more intense than other modes of exercise, and a great way to induce a higher EPOC response. EPOC stands for excess post-exercise oxygen consumption. EPOC is a substantial increase in oxygen intake after an intense exercise session.
New Year's Resolutions
The beginning of the year is the time for New Year’s resolutions, and many are health- and exercise-based. Setting both long- and short-term goals can be very helpful in fulfilling these resolutions. It is always great to have a big picture idea of what you want to accomplish. Strength? Weight loss? Athletic performance? Whatever you’re trying to achieve, a big picture goal will guide your path (and maximize the benefit of your time) at the gym.
Always focusing on the big picture can be overwhelming at times. Setting small goals for yourself can be a way to overcome that overwhelmed feeling. Setting smaller, more easily attainable goals with short time frames will put you on the path towards that big picture goal. These small goals can range from what you want to accomplish in a few weeks to what you want to accomplish in a few days. Over time, these small changes become habit and help guide your exercise journey toward that big goal.
Meet Matt at the Washington Avenue club, or read more about him here.